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Lucy Stamm

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Introducing Jesus - 2021-12-12

December 19, 2021

[Introducing Jesus] The Rosary and its Mysteries serve as a good summary of the Christian message. So thank you again for your prayers for the Boise Catholic street evangelization effort.

“Aaron” stopped again. He had a tale of going to the hospital with a seizure and then losing his wallet and backpack on the way back. When asked what he thought of the Hell booklet he chose last time, he replied, “Scary.” E. Lucy chimed in that the Good News is that he doesn’t have to go there. He then told e. Chuck that he had liked the book and thought more people needed to read it. The evangelist offered him a Rosary, knowing he had declined the last two times we saw him. But this time, he accepted! He still declined, though, receiving a How to Pray the Rosary pamphlet. We prayed for the well being of his body and soul before he left. Pray for Aaron as he mourns and weeps through this valley of tears.

“Tyson” stopped again to talk with e. Chuck, but only small talk. “John” arrived before that conversation closed, then stayed and told tales about technology. Again, only secular topics.

Three young women (in their late teens or early 20s) stopped when one of them wanted a Rosary. The three told us excitedly about the “parade” they’d marched in that morning around the Catholic cathedral (an Our Lady of Guadalupe procession) although they didn’t know what it was about. Then e. Lucy talked with one of the young women separately. She didn’t identify as Christian, though she vaguely remembered being introduced to Christianity as a child. She graciously received a copy of the kerygma to “refresh her memory”, and chose a Rosary. One of the other two happily told e. Chuck they’d been to church that morning at a large non-Catholic liturgical Christian church about a mile away. She didn’t, however, consider herself a Christian but believed in Jesus Christ. She and her other companion also chose Rosaries. Pray that, despite their confusion, they are drawn to your Son, most Holy Mother of God.

A couple, perhaps in their late 20s, stopped when the man said he had a Rosary in his car but wanted another one. E. Chuck talked with the man, who had some kind of ministry title with the armed services. He did not know the Rosary was used for prayer. He said he had a cross hanging in his car and wanted one for his desk, so e. Chuck showed him how to use the pamphlet to seek Christ in prayer through the Rosary. Meanwhile, e. Lucy spoke with the woman, who was unfamiliar with the Rosary. E. Lucy described the devotion to her and urged her to pray it every day. The woman listened politely, then said she wanted it for her car. Help them see past the decorative nature of your Rosary, Mother Mary.

A woman walking by with two boys (perhaps 8 and 3), said no thank you. But then she came back because the older boy wanted a Rosary. After he made his choice, his younger brother wanted one, too. We gave his pamphlet to the mom.

Two men were walking by. One dropped back to choose a Rosary. He took the red one out of e. Lucy’s hand, listened perhaps a bit impatiently to the brief description of the devotion, then left.

A boy called to us from across the square, offering us a half-empty bag of Cheetos. (We declined.) He came to the table a bit later to see what we were about. He didn’t know anything about Jesus. So e. Chuck told him the story about how God came to save us. He ended up taking a Rosary and pamphlet, e. Chuck recommending he read through the Mysteries of the Rosary in order to get to know what God has done for him. His friend joined him and each selected a Rosary. Surround them with your prayers, Our Lady.

A man and woman stopped to receive a Rosary apiece. They chose coordinating chain ones.

One man from a group broke away to select a Rosary and said he knew all about it. As he rejoined his friends he held up the Rosary and said with a laugh, “This will make my mom happy.” May he know he has another Mother praying for him, too!

Altogether, we gave away perhaps 15 Rosaries, and 1 copy of the kerygma pamphlet.

Please pray for us again today? Ask God to send people to us with hearts prepared to perceive their need for Our Savior Jesus Christ and His Holy Catholic Church, and that much good fruit for His Kingdom comes of today’s efforts.


The Rosary neatly summarizes the Christian story and message. So thank you again for your prayers and other support for this apostolate! In turn, may God protect and greatly bless you and all those you love!


“Go with the strength you have” (Judg 6:14).